Jerry Z. Muller

[Georg] Simmel recognized that the freedom of the liberal capitalist state is not a good in and of itself. Freedom without a sense of direction and purpose breeds boredom and restlessness.

Henry Cloud

The twin sister to autonomy and freedom is responsibility and accountability. You cannot have one with out the other. If someone is given an area of responsibility, not only must they be set free to do it, they must also be held accountable for what they do. Accountability clarifies freedom. In the teams and companies where you see boundary confusion, power struggles, control, over-reaching of … [ Read more ]

Jean Paul Sartre

Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.

Viktor Frankl

…everything can be taken from us but one thing: the last of human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances — to choose one’s own way.

Thomas Jefferson

When you abandon freedom to achieve security, you lose both and deserve neither.